HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

Combination of Cranberry and Oregano Extracts May Inhibit Bacteria in Meat and Fish

Cranberry and oregano extracts combined with lactic acid may inhibit the growth of bacteria in meat and fish say researchers from Massachusetts. Their findings appear in the September 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Listeria monocytogenes, the cause of many food-borne illnesses throughout North America and Europe, is a bacterium capable of growing in refrigerated temperatures making it very difficult to control. Listeriosis carries a high mortality rate and is therefore regarded as a serious problem worldwide.

In the study a combination of oregano and cranberry extracts (75% oregano and 25% cranberry) was applied to meat and fish and refrigerated at 39 degrees Fahrenheit. Antimicrobial activity in meat and fish increased as a result of treatment with the mixture and was further enhanced by the addition of lactic acid.

"Oregano and cranberry, useful botanicals generally regarded as safe for food flavoring and as functional ingredients are known for their antimicrobial activity linked to the phenolic moiety and therefore are suitable as antimicrobial natural extracts when effectively combined with lactic acid," say the researchers.

(Y.T. Lin, R.G. Labbe, K. Shetty. 2004. Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes in fish and meat systems by use of oregano and cranberry phytochemical synergies. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 70. 9: 5672-5678.)

**************************************

Bacteria in Dental Plaque of Children May Predict Gum Disease as Adult

The presence of certain bacteria in dental plaque of children could help predict their risk of developing periodontal dis
'"/>

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology
16-Sep-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
2. Oxford Journals takes bold step towards free access to research
3. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
4. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
5. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
6. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
7. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
8. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
9. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
10. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
11. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/23/2019)... ... August 22, 2019 , ... ... following their acquisition in June of 2018. Along with the name change, this ... , “Our goal was to create a cohesive brand that blended our core ...
(Date:8/19/2019)... ... August 19, 2019 , ... Since the microscope was first ... dimensional slices which are placed on microscope slides, stained and visualized by a ... features such as vasculature and thus researchers in the last few years have ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... , ... August 14, 2019 , ... ... 4Q/2019, will explore how developments in microbiome therapeutics are helping to promote normal ... for more information. , Advancements will educate about the DECODE.DESIGN.CURE™ technology platform, which ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2019)... ... August 15, 2019 , ... PathSensors announced today that ... member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Board of Directors, Illinois Institute ... Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) Advisory Council and the University ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... August 13, 2019 , ... ... on prepackaged mobile phases for QC laboratories. After gaining a few significant clients, ... sciences approach into a valued supplier of manufacturing processing solutions, including reagents for ...
(Date:8/7/2019)... ... August 07, 2019 , ... Locus Agricultural Solutions (Locus AG) reports record levels ... “probiotics”), including Rhizolizer ® , which is pulling up to 121% more carbon ... offered to date. Results from the treatment of almonds, cherries, turf/sod, grapes and citrus ...
(Date:8/6/2019)... ... August 06, 2019 , ... ... characterizing microbiome populations down to the strain level, has announced partnerships with six ... other products to companies and research organizations in Australia, Benelux, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: